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Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jon Watts in talks to direct sequel

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Story by Jack Foley

JON Watts, the director of Spider-Man: Homecoming, is in talks with Sony and Marvel to return for the sequel.

The follow-up is currently untitled but is already slated for release on July 5, 2019.

Watts is previously best known for directing the $5 million indie Cop Car, starring Kevin Bacon, but he has now successfully made the leap to big-budget filmmaking thanks to the success of Homecoming.

The film, which also stars Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei, was deemed a box office hit after it opened to $117 million in the US alone – one of the few summer blockbusters this year to hit such heights.

It has earned $468.3 million worldwide over two weeks.

Holland will reprise his role as Peter Parker in the sequel.

In the first film, Parker is seen as a sophomore in high school who attempts to adjust to regular Brooklyn life after his adventures with the Avengers.

The next film’s story will pick up after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, which will arrive in cinemas on May 4, 2018, and will also feature Holland as Peter Parker.

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